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Coronavirus Kent: Video shows Tesco shopper verbally abusing staff in Gillingham over fizzy drink rationing

A man verbally abused supermarket staff in an apparent row over fizzy drink rationing amid the coronavirus crisis.

In a video posted on Facebook, the man swears and shouts at staff in Tesco in Gillingham this morning.

The man abusing staff in Tesco in Gillingham

The man swings his arms around and shouts, "Three bottles of ******* fizzy drink?"

He's confronted by a security guard who tells him to calm down but he continues to be abusive to staff.

The video, shot at the Tesco Extra in Courteney Road, has been shared around 39,000 times. The row came after many supermarkets imposed a 'two items per person' rule.

A shopper who saw what happened said: "I went early to Tesco and it was all very civilised. Out the front, they have got security guards on the door letting people in one by one and they have got tape keeping people apart.

"The queue was backing up to the aisles and that guy and his partner were at the till and everybody was staring.

"It was just awful. He had bottles of fizzy drink on the conveyor belt and the girl – she must have only been about 18 – she said, 'No' and that's when he started.

"They paid for their shopping and they were escorted out."

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